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1 hr ago | ABC News

Queensland flood devastation captured in opera

A new Australian opera inspired by the resilience and courage of Queenslanders during the 2011 floods will have its debut this week in the state's capital. "Rather than one opera, we decided to choose four of our professors of composition and commissioned them to write a 20 minute opera each," he said.

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3 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Was Australian mining executive MURDERED in Peru? Three arrested...

Was Australian mining executive MURDERED in Peru? Three arrested after man found dead in his apartment surrounded by drugs after spending the night with three women The death of an Australian mining executive who was found dead in his apartment in Peru surrounded by drugs is now the subject of a murder investigation. Jeff Hunter's body was discovered in the luxury unit he rented in Miraflores, Lima, with a plastic bag on his head, after he had spent the night with three women.

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4 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

Car chase arrests

A GROUP of alleged thieves who led police on a dramatic chase through the streets of south Townsville before crashing a stolen car could be connected to as many as three armed robberies. All available police crews and the dog squad were called to track down the group about 4pm yesterday after they allegedly robbed a Liquorland store on Railway Ave at knifepoint.

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5 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Community welcomes sex offender

A court was told in his early years in jail Arthur James Murdock was responsible for violent acts on prison staff and officers and was kept in a cage for many years in Brisbane and Townsville prisons. There was outrage in 2002 when Murdock was allowed to stroll through Rockhampton's city mall unrestrained, under a leave of absence program that was then cancelled.

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9 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Sydney in the firing line of Islamic State

POLICE have escalated their search for five rocket launchers believed to be buried in Sydney bushland by a terror cell linked to Islamic State savages. THE 27-year army veteran who stole 10 rocket launchers from the Australian Defence Force - five of which ended up in the hands of terrorists - has been freed on parole.

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13 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Hate attacks target Logan mosque

UPDATE: Multiple arrests made after more than 100 men and women join in on mass fight following a southeast Queensland grand final. UPDATE: Lengthy delays for motorists travelling on the Gateway Motorway north of Brisbane with lanes closed due to back-burning operations.

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14 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Mum fears for son jailed in Peru

A SUNSHINE COAST mother says she fears for her son who is being held in a Peruvian maximum security jail, accused of trying to smuggle cocaine. Jesse Barry Prouse, 22, from Beerwah, was reportedly found at a Lima hostel on May 28 with 49 capsules of cocaine, which he allegedly planned to smuggle to Europe.

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18 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Competitor dies during Ironman event in Australia

Officials said a 39-year-old male competitor died Sunday after being pulled unconscious from the swim portion of an Ironman event on Queensland's Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane. Ironman Asia Pacific chief executive Geoff Meyer confirmed the man from Victoria state suffered a suspected heart attack during the 1.9-kilometer swim leg in the Pacific Ocean surf off Mooloolaba.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Police test strategies at Cairns G20 summit

HUNDREDS of specialist officers have been deployed to the far north for the finance ministers' meeting in the first rollout of full-scale security procedures. A FEMALE high school teacher has been barred from her profession after it was revealed she engaged in group sex with ex-students.

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KBCI CBS 2

Farmers: Roaming sheep could be world's wooliest

A Merino Wether sheep, Shaun, as Peter and Netty Hazell have now called him, was sporting six years of wool growth when the couple discovered him on their property in Stonehenge, Queensland, Australia. 12 Sep 2014.

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The New Zealand Herald

NRL: Kiwis will miss out on Valentine day

Sharks winger Valentine Holmes was included in the Kiwis train-on squad named on Tuesday, after being involved with the Junior Kiwis in 2013. However, the 19-year-old, who has dual eligibility and turned out for Queensland's under-20s this year, was also named in the Junior Kangaroos on Monday.

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The Age

Dying gold trader under investigation for alleged $4 million theft

A notorious fraudster is under investigation by police and corporate liquidators over the disappearance of about 100 kilograms of pure gold worth more than $4 million. The alleged architect of the theft is Robert Thomas Bourke, a former pawnbroker turned gold trader with a lengthy criminal history who victims claim orchestrated the theft after finding out he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Illawarra Mercury

Go about lives normally, PM tells Australians

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reassured Australians that everything possible is being done to protect them, a day after the terror alert was raised to high for the first time. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reassured Australians that everything possible is being done to protect them, a day after the terror alert was raised to high for the first time.

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Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Cat saved family from deadly snake following four day ordeal

A mother from Brisbane, Australia, has described how her family finally managed to corner a deadly snake by trapping it in a toy oven. Christy Thomas from Joyner in Brisbane's north said they first saw the venomous Eastern Brown snake almost two weeks ago, but it took four days to find it again and catch it.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Person missing in Sunshine Coast blaze

HE'S filed for bankruptcy in the US but Geoffrey Edelsten hasn't cut back on his jetset lifestyle thanks to a generous benefactor. Guess who he's living off.

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Penninsula News Review

Experience of a lifetime

Colin Bishop and Alex Dombroski are two teens who shared a life experience this past summer that most people their age haven't. Bishop and Dombroski, both 17, traveled to Cairns, Australia as Youth Ambassadors with the Sidney Sister Cities Association.

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Examiner

Details for Penny Royal submitted

RESTAURANTS, cellar doors, chocolatier, cliff climbing gym, gondola chairlift and skyrail - the overhaul of the Penny Royal site just got one big step closer. RESTAURANTS, cellar doors, chocolatier, cliff climbing gym, gondola chairlift and skyrail - the overhaul of the Penny Royal site just got one big step closer.

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Switched

Agitated Woman Threatens To Poop On Property Of Lazy Dog Owners

Annie Preece is so angry about neighbors who let their dogs poop on her yard that she has vowed to defecate on their doorstep. A woman in Los Angeles is threatening to take the same approach with lazy dog owners -- except she's using poop instead of flames.

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ABC News

Investigation underway into death of Queensland patient

Queensland's chief health officer is investigating a claim that inadequate staffing at the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital contributed to the death of an elderly private patient. The investigation comes after a former manager at the hospital last month told the ABC that not long after the death of James Hitchins another employee had told her inadequate staffing had contributed to the 93-year-old's fall, which led to his death.

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ABC News

Terrorism threat: Queenslanders to see more security activity, Premier Campbell Newman says

The Queensland public would see an increased level of security activity after Australia's terrorist alert level was raised to high earlier today, Premier Campbell Newman said. The increased alert level means the risk of an attack is likely, but authorities said they did not know of a "specific" plot or target.

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